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[Hades] is King of the Scythe and the Sword

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Ares all the way
    Blade rifts and Doom are very effective when combined

  • THESPOOKYTHESPOOKY im alucard Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    oh also the Artemis cast upgrade where enemies take 200 damage when the cast dislodges?

    fucking amazing against bosses

    I just got my first completion with the 300 damage version of this, it is extremely good

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  • ProlegomenaProlegomena Frictionless Spinning The VoidRegistered User regular
    Why do we build the wall?

    Delzhand
  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    for anyone who wants to see the bit where I found out Zag is canon bi, here's some screencaps of it

    spoilers for some NPC conversations!
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    Straightzi
  • FearghaillFearghaill If there is nothing but what we make in this world let us make goodRegistered User regular
    Why do we build the wall?

    That song is eerie as fuck to listen to in 2019, considering it’s from 2010

    BroloTofystedethDelzhandMahnmutshoeboxjeddyCalica
  • milskimilski Their Will comes, at last, to Earth, to the Neath, as a storm crosses the sea. Registered User regular
    I won a run where I had the machine gun with exposive shot, and close range spread, and chain lightning on attack.

    It was beautiful chaos

    High, cold, eternal, immobile, minuscule. You endure; you burn.
    Brolo
  • PhasenPhasen Let's Disrupt the 2020 ElectionRegistered User regular
    I never use the cast. I have won with the spear and the sword so far. I love the reflect dash. Always pick that one.

    psn: PhasenWeeple
  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    I use cast almost exclusively for the damage bonus from boiling blood.

    Unless i get the Aphrodite boon that turns it into a shotgun.

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    edited May 24
    I need to unlock more difficulty modifiers so that I can find a skull mix that works for me. Came close to a clear with 150% damage and 2 heart shields on enemies, but couldn't get through Theseus' final phase. The heart shields get super annoying in Elysium when you're trying to rush down eye balls (my build was modified gun to do single slow shots, which were strong as hell but terrible for getting through those heart shields before they'd respawn)

    Beef Avenger on
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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    I beat theseus and the minotaur last night with a really stupid build that I didn't think would work even slightly

    but the artemis/Athena duo boon is uh, real good, apparently

    Tube wrote: »
    I was legit hoping that Shorty was somehow mistaken and the world wasn't that fucked
  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    I've gotten like one duo boon in the time I've been playing, and it helped get me a clear (Dionysus fog cast that would also rain down Zeus lightning).

    Hope to see a lot more things like that that really mix up the gameplay as the game develops.

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    I think it'd be cool if there were duo boons for every combination. Or at least more than there are right now. Some of the gods only have a single duo boon.

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    edited May 24
    Who do y'all think the last god is going to be? There's still several Olympians that are completely unaccounted for, and others who only have a limited role thus far:
    • Hermes, with currently nothing in the game referencing him (he would also serve as an interesting boss for the fourth area though, owing to his role as psychopomp)
    • Apollo, with currently nothing in the game referencing him
    • Hestia, who was the original wielder of the Exagryph
    • Hera, who was the original wielder of the Bow
    • Hephaestus, with currently nothing in the game referencing him
    • Demeter, who is your grandmother (and also aunt, because Greek mythology)

    Personally my pick would probably be Apollo, as it feels weird to have his sister and not have him. There are a couple of obvious directions to take with him - lean on his role as a sun god to deal burning damage and light enemies on fire, or on his role as a god of plague and healing to do poison effects (although Dionysus currently has these pretty well handled).

    Of course there are also dozens of gods who aren't part of the 12 Olympians (of which there are 13, yes), but I've been kind of assuming it will stick to those.

    Straightzi on
    Kristmas Kthulhu
  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    I had my first run where I accomplished anything with the spear last night. First upgrade was the Daedalus one that makes the special bounce. Then got an epic version of the Poseidon one to give it knockback, then got the rupture upgrade. Made it most of the way through Elysium. I rarely even beat three furies with the spear.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Hephaestus seems like he'd make sense in terms of crafting/upgrades

    Kwoaru
  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    edited May 24
    it seems weird to me that the upgrade hammers are Daedalus' hammer, and not Hephaestus

    Hermes and Apollo seem like the most likely choices for a new category of boon, but I'd be happy with Hera or Hestia too

    I would like it if Hestia showed up in some capacity, it makes a lot of sense for the goddess of the hearth to appear in a story about trying to get to your true home

    Shorty on
    Tube wrote: »
    I was legit hoping that Shorty was somehow mistaken and the world wasn't that fucked
    Straightzi
  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I had my first run where I accomplished anything with the spear last night. First upgrade was the Daedalus one that makes the special bounce. Then got an epic version of the Poseidon one to give it knockback, then got the rupture upgrade. Made it most of the way through Elysium. I rarely even beat three furies with the spear.

    This is interesting - the bounce spear upgrade is the one I will never take because it feels like such a trap to me

  • DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    milski wrote: »
    I won a run where I had the machine gun with exposive shot, and close range spread, and chain lightning on attack.

    It was beautiful chaos

    I had a run where I had the Adamant Rail with the unlimited chamber upgrade, and I'd picked up not only chain lightning, but a Legendary boon from Zeus (I'm not sure I've seen a legendary boon since) that caused a secondary explosion whenever lightning damage occurred. The Hydra melted in about 2 minutes. It was insane.

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    Rooms with 4 armored shield guys should be illegal

    Also getting past Theseus' shield feels impossible with some builds

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    Delzhand
  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    Delzhand wrote: »
    milski wrote: »
    I won a run where I had the machine gun with exposive shot, and close range spread, and chain lightning on attack.

    It was beautiful chaos

    I had a run where I had the Adamant Rail with the unlimited chamber upgrade, and I'd picked up not only chain lightning, but a Legendary boon from Zeus (I'm not sure I've seen a legendary boon since) that caused a secondary explosion whenever lightning damage occurred. The Hydra melted in about 2 minutes. It was insane.

    That might be because legendary boons (along with duo boons) have requirements for showing up.

    Generally they can show up if you have one of that god's boons that further improve other boons. The wiki calls those tier 2 boons and legendary and duo boons are tier 3, though I don't think those terms are used in the game itself.

    If the info on the wiki is to be trusted, it's also not as straightforward as having a tier 2 boon. For example, Artemis has four different tier 2 boons, some of which improve different things. The requirement for her legendary boon is listed as one of the two that improve your crits.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I had my first run where I accomplished anything with the spear last night. First upgrade was the Daedalus one that makes the special bounce. Then got an epic version of the Poseidon one to give it knockback, then got the rupture upgrade. Made it most of the way through Elysium. I rarely even beat three furies with the spear.

    This is interesting - the bounce spear upgrade is the one I will never take because it feels like such a trap to me

    I am real bad with the spear. The special has such a narrow area of effect I whiff a lot. I'd gladly give up the backstab on return for reliably hitting nearby dudes, so i can just spam more.

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    This 60 skull challenge is going to be tough

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla KOOKABUNGA LIVES Registered User regular
    Hello I started playing this last night and it is really goddamn good

    All Along The Watchtower: A DCAU Podcast.

    HEY! I sell the digital codes from my comics every week! 1.75 a pop! PM me if you wanna know what's available!
    Absalon
  • BlankzillaBlankzilla KOOKABUNGA LIVES Registered User regular
    I went from making it past Meg 50% of the time to clearing the Bone Hydra my first time getting to it and then beating Theseus and The Minotaur the run after that

    Game....is good

    The final run I really lucked out and got an incredibly cheesy build where I had Athena's dash that dealt a ton of damage (50-60) each dash and deflected attacks. Dionysus' shield ricochet which applied sick and like 5 charges of Defy Death upgraded to restore 60% HP instead of 20%

    It was beautiful

    All Along The Watchtower: A DCAU Podcast.

    HEY! I sell the digital codes from my comics every week! 1.75 a pop! PM me if you wanna know what's available!
    Shorty
  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    I still can't crack Theseus, though I've only gone up against the elysium boss like 3 times

    Minotaur is very doable, keep him separate, watch out for spears, dodge his shit, all well and good

    Theseus is a blocking fiend and I hate him

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  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    I love this game but got extremely stuck in Theseus against the boss there before the two major patches came out, so I've been giving it a little more time to cook before I come back

    This is the only roguelike I've really ever felt any investment in

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  • AbsalonAbsalon Registered User regular
    I love that one of Zagreus' responses to Hypnos' utterly useless advice is just a deadpan: "OK!"

    CelloTofystedeth
  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    I hope they fill in the third row of keepsakes with some wild shit

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    Tofystedeth
  • David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    Beat Elysium for the first time.

    Had a shield build with Athena dash, Zeus attack and an AOE dash attack, with Doom and invincibility both on getting hurt. I was never really in any danger.

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  • AbsalonAbsalon Registered User regular
    oh my god the heart symbol was created solely to convey my reaction to and feelings for Dusa.

    Fearghaillmilski
  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Absalon wrote: »
    I love that one of Zagreus' responses to Hypnos' utterly useless advice is just a deadpan: "OK!"

    I love conversation where you catch him offering advice to Megaera.

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    ShortyDelzhand
  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited May 27
    How twitchy is this game? It looks neat but if it requires fast reflexes I'll have to pass.

    EDIT: Never mind, it's Windows only anyway.

    Butler on
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
  • FearghaillFearghaill If there is nothing but what we make in this world let us make goodRegistered User regular
    Butler wrote: »
    How twitchy is this game? It looks neat but if it requires fast reflexes I'll have to pass.

    EDIT: Never mind, it's Windows only anyway.

    That’s probably just while it’s in early access - Supergiant’s other games are on PS4 and Switch, and I assume Xbox as well

    Brolo
  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    I'm like 30 runs in and haven't seen thanatos yet, its weird

    Also whats up with those heat holes? Is it ever worth it to have enough heat to actually enter one?

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    I'm like 30 runs in and haven't seen thanatos yet, its weird

    Also whats up with those heat holes? Is it ever worth it to have enough heat to actually enter one?

    Thanatos take a real long time to show up.

    The rewards from Infernal Troves are better (like a Minotaur Heart will give +50 instead of +25), but your have to clear a room without getting hit. If you're just looking to get a clear then it's not worth the skull cost, but if you're doing the skull clear challenges anyways then yeah they're totally worth doing.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I hope this comes to PS4 some day, it looks really cool

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
  • KorrorKorror Registered User regular
    Made it to Theseus and the Minotaur for the first time last night, they are a total BS fight through it looks like the kind of BS that's the fun kind and with a little more practice I'd be able to get by. This was with the rail gun and a rather unexciting set of boons aside for one from Dionysus which reset my health to a minimum after each room which was very helpful to clear act 3.

    It still feels like ranged weapons are the way to go for this game. Melee is where all the dangerous stuff happens, so you want to be as far as possible from there as possible. The bow and especially the rail gun let you stay safe while using your superior mobility to avoid damage.

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I finally beat Theseus and the Minotaur!

    I was using the shield, with the two forever bounce upgrades and a variety of Ares boons that meant there was a stacking doom on anything I hit with it. The shield is normally not my favorite but I guess it was effective.

  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    the bow and rail gun are awesome on regular enemies, and in the first two boss fights

    theseus and the bull are really tough with the bow and even tougher with the rail gun, since you have to be stationary to use them and you really need to be able to dash basically whenever against them

    I've had the best results with the shield and the sword in that fight

    Tube wrote: »
    I was legit hoping that Shorty was somehow mistaken and the world wasn't that fucked
  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Yeah my shield move by the end was just letting it fly and dashing around (I had the Zeus dash upgrade) for a bit and repeating

    Technically I could still use the shield to block while it was in mid-flight too, but I mostly just dashed

    Shorty
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